Giya Website tano na kunaba domadaorog ko kapapantagan a bitiyara ko politika sa Mindanao ago sa Pilimpinas, aya pamuntosan a website aya na so sumpad gowani o mga Mranao/Iranaon sa diron kalipati o kisalimbago a mga kagodaan
DI AKO MORO?
Iranon di ka moba na ranao di ka moragis ka ala andamanaya na tawan tawan daa ped
a kipentindegen ami ko ingaran na khadadag ka aya izalimbago na ilano a di kakal
a pimbabago a tema a dimi pezinirigan ka andang a miniropa o manga solimbag i tig
na odi kapagimani na khada so marawraw ka khaalin so padoman a asal a inigambar.
ka magonot ko pesamber na khaarogan ko reges ka iphagalin sa didaw so songka-songka inambar a sii miyakapoon sa inged a KADARAAN..!
By Alvin Maruhom (BI)
Dayamon sa Iranon a Romaruk a Tantaon a Dariday sa Bayabao a Lombay sa Dumagandar
madait na pangoyat na pangandag a kapupamamakinuga tano ko manga rinarinaoniyan na aya mala na so manga darangunian a kapagondoga manga oragis, kapuminoyod sa damoao ago kambatogun ipangoraw akun rukano a babae akun aya sa ilaya niyo sa Youtube so manga idaidaiyan sa basa darangen,
BAE TARHATA ALONTO-LUCMAN
first Muslim lady governor of Lanao del Sur
Princess Tarhata "Tata" Alonto Lucman is the first Muslim lady governor of Lanao del Sur, appointed in 1971. She is a member of one of the royal families of Maranao, she fought the Martial Rule of the deposed President Marcos. Known as Tata, she is better known as a rido (clan conflict) settler, noted in a TIME magazine article for helping the release of kidnapped nuns in Marawi City in 1986. From 2001, she has been leading the Muslim-dominated province of Lanao del Sur, the Autonomous Regional Government in Muslim Mindanao.
Born into royalty among Ramain’s Sultanates, Tata as a girl-child looked up to other pioneering Moro ladies like Princess Tarhata Kiram and Dayang Dayang Piandao of Sulu who were able to get educated and travel abroad and to the capital. Within her one year of schooling in her hometown, she was accelerated to grade 4 at the tender age of 6 years old.
The only English-speaking among the household, she acted as translator at the busy home of her father, Alauya Alonto , who was a religious leader and politician. Tata was reared in the world of politics. She assisted her father, who was “no read, no write” in his travels to Manila. This would be her training ground in the man’s world. Constantly defying rules, Tata also didn’t want to marry someone not her choice. She was constantly engaged by her family to men from Maranao buena pamilia , but she would break the betrothals . She would find that the constant visitor, mentor at her home would be interested in her. She soon married Sultan Al-Rashid Lucman.
AIMAN CAIRODEN PANGANDA O MRANAO
MSU's First Muslim Summa cum Laude
Aiman Cairoden, son of a poor Maranaw widow, just wanted to have a college diploma so he can have a decent job and help send his five siblings to school.
Cairoden did not just receive a college diploma on Thursday (April 4), but also brought honor and fame to his home-province of Lanao del Sur for graduating summa cum laude from the state-run Mindanao State University's (MSU) 2013 Bachelor of Science in Biology class.
He is the first ever Moro student to achieve such feat since the creation of the University in 1961.
The MSU is the biggest government-owned university in Mindanao.
Cairoden, son of a Maranaw driver who died in a car accident two years ago, is an ethnic Maranaw from the first district of Lanao del Sur.
Since the university was created in 1961, all of its summa cum laude graduates were non-Muslims, mostly Visayans.
Cairoden’s mother and siblings wept as he delivered his valedictory address before 1,926 graduates at the Dimaporo Gymnasium inside the MSU campus.
Cairoden was known in the MSU campus as a studious and frugal student, who spent his money wisely.
He has many Muslim and Christian friends from whom he borrowed science text books.
relatives said Cairoden is still uncertain if he would proceed to study medicine or immediately look for a job so he can help send his younger siblings to school.
SPEECH OF SULTAN KUDARAT
What have you done? Do you realize what subjection would reduce you to? A toilsome slavery under the Spaniards! Turn your eyes to the subject nations and look at the misery to which such glorious nation had been reduced to, look at the Tagalog and Visayan: Are you better than they? Do you think that the Spaniards consider you of better stuff? Have you not seen the Spaniards trample them under their feet? Do you not see everyday how they are obliged to work at the oars and the factories with all their rigors? Can you tolerate anyone with little Spanish blood to beat you up and grasp the fruits of your labor? Allow your selves to be subjects (today) and tomorrow you will be at the oars; I, at least will be a pilot, the biggest favor they will allow a chief. Do not let their sweet words deceive you; their promises facilities their deceits, which little by little, enable them to control everything, reflect on how even minor promises to the chief of other nations were not honored until they become master of them all, see now what is being done to these chief and how they are being led by rod.
THE CHOSEN ONE
by Maher Zain
In a time of darkness and greed It is your light that we need You came to teach us how to live Muhammad Ya Rasool Allah
You were so caring and kind Your soul was full of light You are the best of mankind Muhammad Khaira Khalqillah Sallu ‘ala Rasulillah, Habib Al Mustafa Peace be upon The Messenger The Chosen One
From luxury you turned away And all night you would pray Truthful in every word you say Muhammad Ya Rasul Allah
Your face was brighter than the sun Your beauty equaled by none You are Allah’s Chosen One Muhammad Khaira Khalqillah Sallu ‘ala Rasulillah, Habib Al Mustafa Peace be upon The Messenger The Chosen One
I will try to follow your way And do my best to live my life As you taught me I pray to be close to you On that day and see you smile When you see me Sallu ‘ala Rasulillah, Habibil Mustafa Peace be upon The Messenger The Chosen One
Sallu ‘ala Rasulillah, Habibi Mustafa Peace be upon The Messenger The Chosen One
Managontaman tano ka oba mindarainon so simba tano ko tohan sa aya kapiya niyan na ikhawatan so dungki na ilaod so kasiig na talakun so kariit sa di tatatpun sa pikir sa aya tano thodayan so olaola mapiya a parangay a matanos na ikasoy ko phangampong so ka iisa o bansa na imbalingan sa ranao so kapung-giginawai a dii miphapandayan ko darpa ko phangampong a pud a pinto o simba a kakasi o Muslim sa ingud aya Ranao, na di tano puribonun so taritib na igma ka giyanan I pasodan a ki darpa ko panggao a kisong ko maliwanag a darpa mamondiong a lalayonon so rinao,
Lindingun ta so ingud sa tanorun so simokut ka phagaolan sa ranaw so gipakanggiginara o singanin o madakul ka so damakasanipa a dadun makandapata a isabo sa ompongan na miakapulaoda ka sabapan ko pangkatan(politics) a minilut ko kanggaring na miakaonotompun a kaliwatan so sumpad na karundan so taritib a piagayonayonan a ping-giginawaiyan o mona miamagingud ko pat a mombao ko ranaw, na pamaginakolaan sa ditano purundanun so igma na taritib ka ayabo da kaogun o paninggalan o ranaw a posaka ko rawatun(Nabi Mohammad) ka oda so maratabat na mabalon ko bangsa sa kapuphananadumi ko agama a islam a inilinding ko ingud ko iranon pipharasan a ranaw piphandaraan, na muraranona tano na ikasoy ko phangampong so kaiisa o bansa ka kanonogon o pangampong ago so puphangampongon ka kada so rangka manis ka magonot ko pimbago a limpangan ko pagingud,
LEGENDARY MARANAO HERO
AMAI PAKPAK (DATU AKADIR)
A fearless Maranao warrior, Amai Pakpak, also known as Datu Akadir, born in Buadi sa Kayo, lived and died for the cause of Muslim freedom. He was famous for his heroic military exploits against the Spaniards, particularly in his defense of the legendary Kota Marahui (Marawi), the fortification made of earth and stone, which he had built. The Kota served as a bulwark against the Spanish invasions of 1891 and 1895.
Today, Kota Marahui is now known as Camp Amai Pakpak. The nearest landmark, located several meters away, is the Agus 2 hydraulic plant since 1650, when the Maranaos routed the Spanish expeditionary forces sent by Governor Corcuera, Lake Lanao had been free of foreign intrusion. It was not until 1891 that the Spaniards sent another invading force to try to capture the lake area. Personally led by Governor-General Valeriano Weyler, the campaign, begun in April, aimed to establish military strongholds in key points over Lanao and Cotabato. To carry this out, Weyler organized more than a thousand troops who were transported to Iligan Bay by four ships packed with military supplies. The main objective was Kota Marahui, which had been heavily fortified by cannons and guns, the Muslim warriors manning them ready to sacrifice their lives.
On August 19, Marahui fell, but the following day, Amai Pakpak and his forces reconsolidated and launched a fierce counterattack, proving that despite Marahui’s loss, the rest of Lanao was not about to give up. On August 21, 1891, the Spaniards launched a two-pronged attack. They bombarded the fort, overwhelming its defenders. Both sides sustained heavy casualties, though Amai Pakpak and his men who survived the onslaught eluded capture by retreating into the lake settlements. There, they regrouped. The Spaniards did not savor their initial victory for long. Three days later, the Muslims were back a bigger and more formidable force that compelled them to withdraw in their own redoubts in North Lanao.
Henceforth, the Muslims regularly staged lightning raids, in small units, against enemy settlements in southern Misamis Oriental and Iligan. This went on for four years. In time, the colonial government decided that if the stalemate were to end and the Muslim settlements around Lake Lanao subdued, the campaign on land should be bolstered by naval support a strategy that had found success elsewhere in Mindanao. Thus, a fleet of four steel-armed light gunboats was sent to the lake within a period of one year, from 1894 to
na ripatanay ripatan na ripatangkodn sa dar piyakandolon dolon ranona goso gagaw dabo matanto sa tig ka izandn si rinibon mindirondan sa lolot na ditabo khasanaan na ilaothaniyambo sa dana sinotaon ka rinibonakonyan da dami kapagayuni na obabo inisampay sa mribongka mribon dikanggiginawai na daana piragatan kaliwanago ragat kalangaso bangunan nagobo bangkorong maog i raramaga kanggaring.
Na inokowan ka dadn ka rinibonakonyan sa dadna sinokoron na didn irido sa dar ka baino miyaribon dikanggiginawai barakn bara sabap i sabapan sa ladka na phakatumangka mambo sa kiyandiribonka ka piphandapatanakn na rupa dita pagayon na makaphagalangta sa dyalnga madakl ka alnga dowatabo diyakongkabo kuris na diko ska suratan na izana sawang sa tig i bako ska masndod ko mala sa ginawangka
na ayapmana bnar apiyapn batumani miyaribon sa isa i kapnggiginawai na oso kipantakhoron na obgay so kadnan na ibuburodakndn karudan so ranongko na ragat so gagawakn sa rumbaa ladanka ka dingkapnka so bntal a dlgnay mngkosan a bayai marubaon na inoso kaplolot a daa iklasiyan sa dayon sa pakataman sa kagiya miyaribon kapnggiginawai na aya pzanaangko ko piyakandulonata a damalalyon sonor a damatatap suratan na badn miyariwada sa daa katigangkoron na kagya miyatangkd a miyakaplaoda kapngginawaita
na owana minibulog daliya sandata a miyabalona dapat data kapagayuni na pagilangasaanta sa dawakhadna sanang maliwanag ki ladan sa diyakomakaalang sa ginawa na pzorot sa lada pngginawai ka kagiya miyatantowa minggaringka sa isa na batadn pagayuni a omamboo khatantowa manggadongakowa taw na gowakoba plombay nagoka mambo dariday na surangata balai ka ronta pakaklasay miyathya rangkono ranon gagaw sa garing a daa iklasiyan a dayon sa pakataman ka an matangkd sa tig a dadna inikaogo kaiisa o bansa.
MAJOR DATU SALMAN M. SAAD
This young prince of Tugaya and Marogong deserves to be recognized by his tribesmen for his participation in the community and success his career as martial artist in the field of KARATE DO and later became successful Military man.
Born in Tugaya lanao del Sur and raised in Marogong Lanao del Sur to his parents Col. Papala Saad and Prof. Hadja Naima Mikunug Saad, School principal at Pandi a Ranao Elementary School, Tugaya Lanao del Sur, both his parents are scion of Tubaran, Marogong, Binidayan and Tugaya,
During his college life in Mindanao State University MSU, he joined the MSU Karate Club and became black belter and won for many Karate tournaments in the University and delegated by the Club and his colleagues to represent Marawi City to the first Philippine National Game, tournament for Karate do Championship, hold in Pasig City in in the year 1994. Salman Mikunug Saad is the first Iranaon/Maranao declared by the referees as National Champion in the field of Karate do followed by his co delegates, Lindy Gabriel and Daks Macapodi in the same event; He also won for many karate tournaments during his college days in Cagayan de Oro College from the PKF Club of CDO.
Salman M. Saad is a graduated BS Criminology at Cagayan De Oro College and certified Board Passer by the Philippine Regulatory Commission PRC prior for his approval in Philippine National Police. Aside from his duties and responsibilities as police Major, he was also delegated to the PNP National karate tournament and won as the first and only Iranaon-Maranao became national Champion in PNP Karate open Tournament and he was selected RP Team member to represent Philippine to the SEA Game in Thailand until now he is the undefeated and defending champion of PNP national Karate championship.
Being a genuine royal blood of Ranao, he was enthroned as Sultan Ampuan of the royal house of Tugaya in the year 2006 from the line of seven Maruhoms sons of Datu Amtak of Tugaya, he is also belong to the royalty of Masiu from the line of Datu Naib son of Maruhom Dialaloden who is a son Balindong Bsar and Pindawadawaoray, that was his succession right in the Sultanate of Masiu.
He receives awards from private and government organization, one of his awards first among the ten most outstanding Muslim youth of the Philippine in the year 2006. He is now serving Pantar and Magsaysay Lanao Del Norte as PNP Chief of Police and Current Director of Philippine Karate Federation PKF ARMM region.
In behalf of this Website and the People of Ranao, we are Proud for Iranaon like him.
SULTAN ALAUYA ALONTO
SENATOR ALAUYA ALONTO
How to gain respect and become popular? The answer may reveal on how and what kind of life of leader had
Senator Alauya Alonto was born in Ramain, Lanao, shortly before the outbreak of the Spanish-American War. He studied under the tutelage of Hadji Nosca Alum, the highest Pandita of Lanao and took up Arabic literature and jurisprudence.
In 1912 he became Sultan of Ramain. Inspired by the cause of freedom, he organized the “Filipinista” party in Lanao.
He was appointed Municipal Manager under the Philippine Independence Commission in 1924, as special representative for Lanao, by then Governor-General Frank Murray, and was elected Delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1934.
He served as senator for three terms : 1934-1935; 1941-1945 and 1946-1947.
Sultan Alonto Alauya married the former Miss Banig Alagadi of Ramain, by whom he had six children.
Senator Alauya Alonto has 6 children: Senator Domocao Alonto (the eldest), Hadja Naima Alonto (Iki), Governor/Ambassador Abdul Ghafur Madki Alonto, Masiding Alonto, Sr., Governor Princess Tarahata Alonto-Lucman and Madrigal Alonto. Of the 6 children, only Governor Lucman is surviving.
Senator Sultan Alauya Alonto of Ramain is married to Amina (Bariga) bint 'Maruhom Baraguir' Alangadi, a direct descendant of Sultan Qudratullah I (Kudarat) of Maguindanaon, the hero of Mindanao.
Alauya has several brothers and sisters but this researcher could remember a few: Kabi (the eldest), Gopoan (an elder sister), Berwa (the first mayor of Marawi), Mariga, Benaning and Domado (youngest). I hope I didn't miss anyone.
Alauya is a son of Alonto (Alonto is the younger brother of Dimasangkay and Alos) and Dayang of the Bacolod-Ramain Royalty. Dayang is the eldest sister of Adiong. A very good and gentle woman, Dayang took care of her younger brothers and sisters when they were orphaned. When she married Alonto, Dayang brought all of her siblings in her household.
Alonto is the son of --'Su Dato' named Patao, a first degree cousin of the famed Lanao del Norte hero 'Saber-sa Radapan' (of the Wato royalty) who captured the 'Bells of Pugaan' from the Spaniards.
Patao (Su Datu) is married to one of the famed 'Four Fierce Women-Warriors of Maul Marantao' named Idtu or 'Bae -a-Macadumpas'. These women are grand-daughters of the noted and fearless Datu Arag who launched an attack against the then Sultan of Sulu. Datu Arag and the other datus installed the nephew of the Sultan who--according to them--is the legitimate Sultan of Sulu.
Patao is a son of Amai-Ditsaan also known as Datu Baratocal. Datu Baratocal is the son of the famed Maruhom Sapaatola A-Kirozaman-Alam-A-Diamla sa Ramain who is married to Bae-Sa-Usonan (Patri)--a great granddaughter of the Diwan of Bayang. Patri is the daughter of Bae-sa-Marigay and Relaula--the first sultan of Wato. Bae-sa-Marigay is the daughter of Nanak and Ninig. And Nanak is one of the sons of the Diwan of Bayang.
Maruhom Sapaatola is the son of Maruhom Palal, while Maruhom Palal is the son of the famed Datu sa Palao who joined the forces of Sultan Kudarat through the prodding of his 2nd cousin--Dimasangkay Adil sa Maguindanaon--said to be one of the brave warriors of Sultan Kudarat.
Datu sa Palao is the son of the Akari--the 7th(?) Simbaan-sa-Ranaw--a handsome and playboy-ruler and his wife--the beautiful Bae-Labi-sa-Ditsaan.There is an amazing narration about their romantic love affair but due to lack of time, we have to skip it.
Akari is a son of a great and wise ruler--Bayamba--the 6th Simbaan sa Ranaw.. Bayamba is the younger brother of Simu'ay (also spelled as Simuyaw)--the 5th Simbaan-sa Ranaw who abdicated his position in favor of his younger brother (Bayamba) so he could join the Hafeez in Cotabato. Simu'ay emigrated in Cotabato with his own family and became a very devoted Muslim. The martyred Dimasangkay Adil sa Maguindanaon is his grandson. Sim'uay Bridge-- in the municipality of Sultan Kudarat-- was named after him.
Simu'ay and Bayamba are sons of the famed Lakongan--the 4th Simbaan-sa-Ranaw. There was a time when he (Lakongan)--as an undisputed ruler of Malabayabao-- was challenged by his own younger brother--Bungkag--the ruler of Ditsaan. They fought and subsequently Bungkag was defeated. Lakongan forgave his brother and from that time on they became close. Take note: the playboy and handsome Akari is a grandson of Lakongan while Akari's wife--the beautiful Bae-Labi-Sa-Ditsaan-- is the grand-daughter of Bungkag.
Lakongan and Bungkag are sons of the fierce BATARA THE GREAT--the 3rd (or 2nd?) Simbaan-sa-Ranaw. The GREAT BATARA is said to be a ruthless ruler who ordered the beheading of his enemies who dared to challenge his authority! He declared himself as the SIMBAAN-SA-RANAW on the ground that he is a great grandson of Popawan-Sa-Bayabao---the eldest son of Butuwanon Kalinan--the founder of Ranaw!
The GREAT BATARA is the son of Datu Dibago--the Simbaan sa Malabayabao. There wasn't any record that states he (Datu Dibago) became a Simbaan-sa Ranaw.
Datu Dibago is a son of Borowasun--a Simbaan-sa-Malabayabao. Borowasun was said to be a feared and ruthless ruler. When a subject disobeyed his edict or decree (Adat or Traditional Law), he will order his/her execution in a very inhuman fashion or manner such as 'burying the violator ALIVE'!
Just like Dibago, there was NO recorded text that he (Borowasun) was declared a Simbaan-sa-Ranaw. The salsilah suggests that such 'position' was 'stalled' during Borowasun and Dibago era! Why? We can only guess what. Perhaps the two didn't exert their 'birthright' for one reason or another.
According to the GREAT BATARA--Popawan is the 2nd Simbaan-sa-Ranaw.. Popawan has two younger brothers--Pascan-sa Unayan and Amie-Ayunan of Masiu. The only sister is Bae-Bato-sa Baloi' whose principality (Pungampong) is under Popawan's domain.
Popawan sa Bayabao and his brothers and sister are children of Butuwanun Kalinan and his wife--Anakiron Darasa. There are beautiful narrative stories regarding the 'Pat-a-Pungampong-Sa-Ranaw' but since we don't have time--I have to skip them.
Butuanun Kalinan is the only surviving son of a powerful Iranun ruler--the Radia-Muda of Bumbaran (now Cabadbaran, Agusan and NOT the Bumbaran in Lanao del Sur!). In refusing to pay the 'tax' or 'tribute' to the 'Madjapahit ruler' based in Java, his kingdom in Cabadbaran was burned by Borneans. Luckily Butuwanun was somewhere in what is now the 'Tagoloan trail' --hunting wild animals. When he learned about the burning of Bumbaran, he tried to reinforce the remaining men of his father but a wise man named 'Lokus a Mama'-- advised him not to pursue it.
From the coastal area, Butuwanun Kalinan trekked towards the heavily rainforest mountains-- until--after a year or two--they saw MANTAPOLI. Butuwanun changed its name to Ranaw--an Iranun term for 'lake'-- and declared himself as the FIRST SIMBAAN SA RANAW.
The rest is history.
(Note: Many readers would want to know about 'the narrative stories' this researcher have skipped due to lack of space. The researcher is contemplating of presenting these 'panoramic and awesome narrative stories' but that would mean he will be sacrificing his daily article that tackles different current issues) Adopted article
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Manga bangsa mi ko pat a adel a gaus ko Ranao, ago sa pragatan a tunday a pagilidan. Aya kiataonga mi sa darpa aya na ogop ago panagontaman sa kapakamoayan o andang a di kanggiginawai o manga lokes tano, na obaon misabap a mapakarayag iyan so miakalogao a di kanggiginawai, na mapakarani nian so miakawatan a katotonganaya,
Aya kiapamagosaya mi saya ko manga gogodan na ipagogop ko thatanggisa sa kakunala nian ko madaseg iyan a miapakawatan o politika, na aya mala na makaogop sa kapakaito o rido ko orian o katokawi ko kaiisa isa o manga apoapoan tano na mikasoy so munang a inagao o manga sarowang a tao,
Giyangkai a kapamagosaya saya ko kaiisa isa o bangsa na aya hadap saya na ipagogop ko kakunala sa so manga muslim sa Pilimpinas na isa a paka poonian, banian magakot so kaiisa isa o bangsa sa kipamayandegen ko kabnar o bangsa tano, na aya mala na mapamola rektano so babaya tano ko ped tano, ka pitharo o Nabi Mohammad S.A.W. a diden maka paratiyaya so pithanggisa rekano taman sa dinian ikababaya ko pagarinian so lagid o ipukababaya iyan sa ginawa nian.
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The Sarimanok is a legendary bird of the Maranao people who originate from Mindanao, a major island in the Philippines. It comes from the words "sari" and "manok." "Sari" means cloth or garment, which is generally of assorted colors. Manòk is a Philippine word for chicken.
It is the legendary bird that has become a ubiquitous symbol of Maranao art. It is depicted as a fowl with colorful wings and feathered tail, holding a fish on its beak or talons. The head is profusely decorated with scroll, leaf, and spiral motifs. It is said to be a symbol of good fortune
The Sarimanok is derived from a totem bird of the Maranao people, called Itotoro. According to the Maranao people, the Itotoro is a medium to the spirit world via its unseen twin spirit bird called Inikadowa.
The Sarimanok is also believed to have originated from an Islamic legend. According to the legend, Muhammad found a rooster in the first of the seven heavens. The bird was so large its crest touched the second heaven. Its crow roused every living creature except man. Judgement day would come once this celestial rooster ceased to crow
A Maranao legend also says of a Sultan's daughter being swept by a colorful rooster that became a handsome young man and they were never seen ever again. The Sultan then created replicas of the bird to remember his daughter by
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Madait a kapumbantoe tano ko manga ONOR sa Ranao na ipangorao ami rukano si Potre Monalindao a bangsatano sa Ranao kaisa sukaniyan a mitiardi na mimbilingatao ko kapusumpada ko dadabitan o Iranaon na mananagontaman ko gii kisariat'n ko dikakulas o paparangayan o Mranao (We recommend Potre Monalindao for any traditional occasions in Ranao and for royal gathering)
Iranaons/Maranao are well-known for the aspects of Culture and arts, they gained more prominence in the field of martial arts when the MSU Karate Club successfully garnered three gold Medals and one silver in the 1994 first Philippine National Games – the first time Iranaon/Maranao gained these elusive awards in sports, and up to the present time the club still gaining good records.
In the name of Sport and Martial Arts, Iranaons/Maranao exceed on it and became more and more prominences when the young prince of Marawi in the good name of Datu Revie Saber Sani (son of Sultan Duma S. Sani and grandson of late Mamitua Saber, Radiamuda sa Marawi) won Champion in the international karate competitions like the 2003 8th karate games of the Adriatic in Italy, 2003 8th Czech open karate championship in Czech Republic, 2005 Asian Karate championship in Hong-Kong, China and the 23rd South East Asian Games (SEAGAMES). Datu Revie S. Sani is the first Iranaon/Maranao became member of Republic of the Philippine Team (RP-TEAM) for International Competition in the field of Karatedo, and present President of FIMAA Jeddah Saudi Arabia. The Iranaons/Maranao. would someday proven champion in the prestigious of the Olympics as my father’s longstanding dream, Datu Revie said in his Interview.